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Bombay Local

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The Small Fry Co. set up a pop-up event "Bombay Local" in Colaba on 25th Jan 2014.This was after the grand success of similar events in Bandra.It presented fresh and locally produced goodies to Sobo



I was there to meet Perzen Patel a.k.a Bawi Bride who had a stall selling delicious Parsi food,assisted by her sweet and supportive husband Rushad,who shies away from the camera.Was thrilled to finally meet the pretty Roxanne Bamboat in person...Tiny Taster to many...whose blogposts I never miss.Her tastes are similar...her recommendations work for me! Meher Gandevia-Billimoria,on the right, works for an NGO (Centre For Advancement of Philanthropy) that launched the  "Cuisine for a Cause" book on Parsi cuisine.Also met Antoine Lewis,food critic,for whom I hold great regard.Methodical,analytical and adventurous,he has a flair for writing which you can see here 



The pop-up had me intrigued with micro greens (tiny edible young greens) that are rich in vitamins and caroten…

Food at the Mahalakshmi Saras Exhibition 2014

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I was back at the Bandra Reclamation for Mahalakshmi Saras Exhibition on rural fare.Not only are there handicrafts and food items on sale,there is also a large food court that has stalls run by various families from all over Maharashtra and its neighboring states.The best thing I tasted was the Hurda Thalipeeth made by this lady above which had Hurda (jowar grains) and Palak.As I have mentioned,winter time is time for hurda parties in the fields!





There was so much choice for lunch....Malvani,Kolhapuri,Beed cuisine and what not.I settled for Agri food from Alibag.Agri folk are found mainly in Thana and Raigad area.Agri food is different from Malvani as it does not have roasted coconut and onion as masala.It is spicier and has a rustic feel to it.



The Chicken Thali had rice and rice bhakri both of which I managed to finish.




For dessert,I had the Puranpoli made over a khapar...the upturned vessel you see below and the lady swirled it in the air with the ease of a pizza maker :D







The food…